Macao Government Tourism Office

 Press Release
2006 -09 -11
A visitor from Hong Kong becomes the second Grand Prize Winner of the "Macau Heritage Passport" monthly lucky draw


Second monthly lucky draw of the “Macau Heritage Passport” campaign

Grand Prizewinner of the first monthly lucky draw receives a golden miniature of the Ruins of St Pau

The "Macau Heritage Passport" campaign is organized by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and sponsored by the Macau Foundation. The second monthly lucky draw was held this afternoon at the lobby of the Macau Business Tourism Centre (MBTC), and 9 lucky winners were visitors from Hong Kong, Mainland and Taiwan.

Officiating the draw were MGTO Acting Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Deputy Director Manuel Pires, President of Macao Foundation Vitor Ng and President of the Macau Goldsmith's Guild, Eddie Laam.

Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes and Mr. Vitor Ng presented a golden miniature of the Ruins of St Paul's to the Grand Prize winner of the first monthly lucky draw.

The objective of the "Macau Heritage Passport" campaign was to attract more visitors to Macau, enhance their knowledge of "The Historic Centre of Macau" while driving the length of stay and spending of visitors to new heights.

Until now, MGTO has published 90,000 "Passports", of which over 13,323 and 50,000 have been distributed through MGTO information counters and participant hotels.

"Macau Heritage Passport" campaign features instant lucky draws, monthly lucky draws and a year end Mega Lucky Draw offering fabulous prizes worth a total of MOP$8 million. 1,321 instant lucky draws were held from July 1 to September 10, giving out key chains, magnets, coasters, postcards and paper fans designed with Macau heritage images. A total of 931 entries were collected for the second monthly lucky draw.

9 winners, entitled to 8 Special Prizes and 1 Grand Prize, will be drawn at each of the 6 monthly lucky draws. The Grand Prize is a 500g golden miniature of the Ruins of St Paul's worth MOP$100,000, while the 8 Special Prizes featuring 8 one-oz golden coin, 3 nights at a 5-star hotel and "Macau World Heritage Highlight Tour" for 2 persons, are worth a total of MOP$400,000. MGTO will notify the winners who have to collect and consume the prizes within 6 months from the day of the lucky draw.

There will be a Mega Lucky Draw after the 6 monthly lucky draws, wherein 28 lucky visitors will be drawn. The winner of the Mega Prize will receive a 1kg golden miniature of the Ruins of St Paul's worth MOP$200,000 and each of the 5 Grand Prize winners will receive a 500g golden miniature of the Ruins of St Paul's worth MOP$100,000. In addition, there will be 22 Special Prizes worth over MOP$1.54 million in total, including 8 one-oz golden coins, 5-star hotel accommodation, Macau World Heritage Highlight Tours and Mainland China Heritage Tours.

Participating visitors have to collect 4 stamps on their "Macau Heritage Passport" which can be obtained at MGTO Information Counters and participating hotels in Macau. One of the stamps can be obtained from the participating hotel where the "Passport" holder is staying; the second can be obtained from any of the participating merchants with a single purchase of MOP$300 or above. The last two stamps are to be obtained from MGTO's Information Counters at the Macau Business Tourism Centre, Macau Tourism & Cultural Activities Centre and Guia Lighthouse located near a number of world heritage sites after the "Passport" holder has visited these sites.

Participating visitors can enter an instant lucky draw by presenting the 4 stamps and the completed lucky draw slip to any of the designated MGTO Information Counters. In addition to the instant lucky draw, participating visitors can also enter the monthly and year end Mega Lucky Draws by dropping the stamped and completed lucky draw slip into the lucky draw box located at any of the MGTO Information Counters or participating hotels.

"Macau Heritage Passport" campaign and the lucky draw result